The album spawned the Billboard Hot 100 top-ten singles "Tattoo" and "No Air"; the latter, a collaboration with Chris Brown, is currently the third highest-selling single by any American Idol contestant, selling over three million digital copies in the United States. (Let the Music Play)", became Sparks's first number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.
Sparks's second studio album, Battlefield (2009), debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200 chart. Throughout her career, Sparks has received numerous accolades, including an NAACP Image Award, a BET Award, an American Music Award, a People's Choice Award and two Teen Choice Awards.
Other past contestants spotted on the carpet: Season 10 winner Scotty Mc Creery, Haley Reinhart, Chris Richardson, Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks, and Danny Gokey.
Prior to Idol, Sparks frequently performed the national anthem at various local sporting events, notably for the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals, and Arizona Diamondbacks.
It’s terrible, I know, but it also gives me a lot of time to ponder American Idol history. ) And my latest flight of Idol fancy got me mulling this question: Was Season 11′s Top 10 the strongest — top to bottom — in show history?
Let’s examine: For starters, I’d automatically rule out the five seasons with three or more Top 10 contestants who probably wouldn’t have outlasted Season 11′s No.
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